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Wildflowers blue

I have a couple more cards that came out of my session with the Darkroom Door Wildflowers vol 2 stamps recently. I began by making blue watercolour backgrounds with brusho paints on hot pressed watercolour paper. Rather than apply the paint directly to the paper, I sprinkled it on a craft sheet, spritzed, then pressed the paper into the paint. I was able to pick up paint that was almost in crystal form as well as soft blended sections.

In the Wildflowers vol 2 set there is a large and a small version of the same flower so I used the small stamp on the panel above to create a base of flowers in chipped sapphire and stormy sky distress inks. I shook water droplets onto the panel to create pale watermarks here and there. Once the panel was dry I wiped an anti-static powder pillow across it and embossed the flowers and a sentiment from Bright Blossoms vol 1 in silver over the top of the blue. The silver catches the light depending on the angle but is tricky to capture with the camera.

On my second card I created the painted background the same way then stamped the flower three times in different distress stains. Once again I embossed over the top with silver, this time using a partial stamping of the French Script background stamp. I framed both panels in silver cardstock and added silver thread around the second panel before attaching to white card bases.

Supplies

Stamps: Wildflowers vol 2  , French ScriptBright Blossoms vol 1 (Darkroom Door)
Inks: chipped sapphire, stormy sky distress inks & blueprint sketch, seedless preserves, aged mahogany distress stains (Ranger) versamark (Tsukineko)
Paper: Neenah solar white, hot pressed watercolour paper, brushed silver cardstock 
Paint: prussian blue, cobalt  brusho (Colourcraft)
Also: silver cord, silver embossing powder

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7 Comments on “Wildflowers blue”

  1. Shauna Todd says:

    Oh, so pretty! I love them both!

  2. Clelie says:

    Love these…particularly like the subtle silver script on the vertical card! Very beautiful!

  3. Pat says:

    Two gorgeous cards using these pretty blues and purple and the DD stamps are stunning Heather. I adore the silver embossing which stands out beautifully here. x

  4. konarose says:

    Exquisite design, Heather! The embossing is a great metallic addition to the distress scene! Thank you for explaining how you did it ♥

  5. matraskarate says:

    the flowers so cuteee

  6. Teresa Thornborough says:

    So pretty! Thank you for the tuturoial!

  7. maureenchandler says:

    Beautiful – WOW!


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